Radiation Oncology

Our sub-millimetre precision linear accelerators allow us to apply the most sophisticated and effective forms of treatment, such as image-guided radiation therapy or volumetric and intensity-modulated radiation therapy. Always using the latest technology and in multidisciplinary teams, the Ascires professionals design a radiotherapy treatment tailored to each patient.

Why Ascires?

For our precision radiotherapy modalities

We have been pioneers in the introduction of the most sophisticated treatment techniques in Spain, such as intensity modulated radiotherapy, image-guided radiotherapy and surface image-guided radiotherapy (structured light). These are our main treatment modalities: Image-guided radiation therapy and structured light radiation therapy (IGRT), intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image-guided radiation therapy and structured light radiation therapy (IGRT), stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) and respiratory gating.

 

For our human resources

Our multidisciplinary Radiation Oncology teams are composed of highly qualified medical professionals, physicists, nurses and health technicians. Some of these professionals have been responsible for introducing advanced radiotherapy techniques in our country and training generations of radiation oncologists in new treatment modalities.

For our commitment to maximise the quality of life of the patient

Both medically and physically, we develop various projects to mitigate the side effects of treatment and improve the patient’s living conditions during treatment.

  • Nutrition: With the same Imaging technique with which radiotherapy (CT) is planned, we monitor a patient’s nutritional status and evolution. This way, if there is any risk that the pathology is causing malnutrition (cachexia), we are able to be prepared in advance with the intervention of a Nutrition specialist, who provides the necessary food resources and supplements to the patient.
  • Gamification with Virtual Reality (VR): We apply gamification with Virtual Reality glasses to develop the respiratory gating technique with maximum precision and comfort for patients. A total of 150 patients have already benefited from this Virtual Reality system.

For our linear accelerators

We have a total of 4 linear accelerators that provide sub-millimetre precision in treatments, as well as the best technological equipment and medical imaging diagnostic software.

For our service capability

Our human and technological resources allow us to treat more than 2,000 cancer patients per year. Maximum efficiency, precision and individualisation of treatment are the hallmarks of our being.

Our treatments

Image-guided radiation therapy and structured light radiation therapy (IGRT)

We perform all radiotherapy treatments, both curative and palliative, with guided imaging, which improves its precision and accuracy and allows greater control of the disease.

Respiratory gating

An advanced technique capable of synchronising the administration of radiotherapy with the patient’s breathing to destroy cancer cells without affecting healthy tissue. Its application is key in radiotherapy of the left breast to protect the heart, as well as in other types of cancer, such as lung and liver cancer.

Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT)

An advanced treatment modality that manages to administer higher and more effective doses of radiotherapy to tumours, minimising doses to healthy tissues close to the tumour and, therefore, leading to fewer side effects.

Stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT)

Administration of high doses of radiation therapy per fraction to the tumour tissue, with high precision and verification before each session, preserving healthy tissues and preventing the appearance of sequelae or complications. Especially recommended for tumours that are difficult to reach, located near vital organs or in key anatomical regions.